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. this is an amendment about energy, and as we all know, energy is a strategic resource for us. every member of our armed forces understands this and they understand it well. energy is essential to our national security mission. everybody knows you don't go out there and move in an aggressive way without good, solid energy supplies behind you. and having access to reliable energy supplies to protect our men and women in uniform is just absolutely essential, no matter where they may be in the world. it is critical to our nation that we have these good energy supplies. and each branch of the armed forces recognizes the importance of biofuels as a critical part of our energy needs. our military faces numerous logistical challenges with its dependence on fossil fuels. increasing diversification through investment and alternative fuels will help the military carry out its mission safely. and without the need to rely exclusively on foreign sources of you'll from countries who do not share our interests overseas. the amendment offered by senator toomey, the gentleman from pennsylvania, trades some short-term be
, for instance, the house select committee on energy independence and global warming created in 2007 as a forum for confronting the economic and security challenges of our dependence on foreign fuels. when republicans took controlf the house of reprentatives in 2011, they disbanded that committee. end of discussion. between may, 2011, and december, 2012, our colleagues in the house of representatives, henry waxman and bobby rush, who were the democratic ranking members of the subcommittee on energy and commerce and of the subcommittee on energy and power, wrote 21 letters, 21 letters to chairman fred upton and ed whitfield requesting hearings on climate change. to date, there has been no response, no hearings. end of discussion. house republicans have tried to prevent the department of the interior and the department of agriculture from funding their climate adaptation plans. commonsense efforts to preserve our resources, protect our farmers and save taxpayer dollars. but no, end of discussion. and i'm sad to say it's not just the house of representatives. in the senate, in the environment and
are surrounded by young people it gives you new perspectives and insights and energies. >> i think -- i've had quite a few minority clerks into law actually, and the has been a change over at the time in that and there has been an improvement in the sense that i haven't had to look as hard, and you know, you have had to do a lot of encouragement. you had to do a little effort 15 years ago to go bald and say where and hal and then say i am not going to bite you, you know, please and so forth. i would say the extent to which requires the effort is an improved, but it still does require something of an effort. and so the more that -- less than it did but i think consciousness is important. so i think it can encourage people that's right. and at these different levels you will see, you know, you are not giving anybody a favor. he will see that its -- the effort pays off and it is worthwhile. >> i have one last question, mr. chairman and that is the issue that we discussed before in the supreme court. we know that right now it applies to other judges and for the court applies as an advisory situati
. economists recognize the distortion of energy markets that overlook the true cost of carbon pollution, and government accountants now list climate change as a threat to our fiscal stability. now, today, as we enter the passover and easter season and as catholics the world over celebrate the selection of a new pope, we turn to voices of faith. they, too, call upon us. they call upon us to heed the moral imperatives of protecting creation and seeking justice for all people. they call upon us to reflect on our faith, on our relationship to our world and each other and on our responsibility to future generations. and they call upon us as president obama reminded us in his inaugural address to preserve our planet commanded to our care by god. i lay no claim to religious authority, but i must believe this -- something that harms others, something that disturbs god's creation, something that stands on lies and greed, protecting that must not be consistent with god's will. in his 2010 world day of peace message entitled "if you want to cultivate peace, protect creation," pope benedict xvi cal
raising taxes. when we adopt a strategy of caring about people, then we will legalize american energy production. then we will get gas $2 a gallon. then we will make sure that your sister has her second amendment rights to keep herself safe from an assailant. and we will make sure that we are innovating and growing our way into the new cures, because we have uniquely american lifeblood as her signature. and what that is, is doing right by the next generation. we all benefited by these medical and innovative technology breakthroughs. they were gifts to us to our generation. and i say to you now that it's our duty to pay it forward for the next generation. it's our duty to grow the scientific progress and innovation that we desperately need. it's our gift and our legacy to the next generation. we do it because we love. we do it because we care. this is who we are. this is our movement. the movement of love. the movement of care. we do this because we love each other. and because we love our nation. die bless you, and god bless the united states of america -- god bless you and god bless
for private property owners. $10 million for usda high-energy cost grants programs that go to subsidize electricity bills in alaska and hawaii. $5.9 million for economic impact initiative grants. the list goes on and on, i say to my friend from illinois. so we were trying to examine this legislation, the 587 pages or whatever it is, to find this kind of thing. and it was our obligation to do so. we have found these things. we're still finding additional elements. and, i mean, some of them -- when we are talking about -- and i see the distinguished majority leader on the floor, my old friend. we are read to move forward with amendments. i was just saying to my friend from nevada, we found numerous additional provisions in this legislation that we think is important for debate and discussion, and i won't go through all of them. $120 million for guam, the national guard star-based youth program, $5 million. $154 million for alternative energy resource -- on and on, while we have ships that can't leave port, plain, planes that t fly and men and women that can't equip. and we have this kind
and economic priorities like our schools and our roads and bridges and our clean energy and manufacturing industries. mr. president, this budget puts jobs first and our economy first and foremost, but it also builds on the work we've done over the last two years to tackle our deficit and debt responsibly. you know, in 2010, president obama established the national commission on fiscal responsibility and reform commonly referred to as simpson-bowles. that bipartisan group came back with a report recommending approximately $4 trillion in deficit reduction over ten years from a balanced combination of spending cuts and new revenue. the report pointed out that this level of the deficit reduction is more than any effort in our nation's history. other bipartisan groups including domenici-rivlin and the senate's gang of six as well as economists across the spectrum agreed that $4 trillion over ten years was a reasonable and responsible goal. now, since that time, congress and the administration have worked together to reduce the deficit by $2.4 trillion, $1.8 trillion coming from spending cuts,
in my nine months unprecedented senior attention and energy. right now focused on this energy from top to bottom across the force. with quality training and strong leadership. i began my remarks by stating that actual salt is a national problem. i will conclude by saying that it is my view that the department of defense can and must be a leader in solving this problem for america. i look forward to answering your questions. >> thank you all. >> even statements from nancy parrish, and from this, there is no objection. i would like like to turn the proceedings over to chairman levin. >> madam chairman, thank you for your leadership and holding this hearing. to all of those who have joined in this effort. it is a major effort, a huge initiative. it is vitally important. first of all, i would like to thank you. i wrote you a letter asking with a legislative history. in the day he responded with your own letter. including in that letter is a lengthy legislative history. i just have a question for mr. taylor. the legislative history provides that the authority under article 60 dates back to
and the cost of doing business is energy. creating a low carbon economy is done by create jobs rather than -- was a major step forward for new nuclear. today with help of we are also announcing our intelligence to take two projects to the next stage of development will support the manufacture of mission vessels in britain with new takes incentive and the honorable members has urged do you passionately and in a nonpartisan way about the damage of doing the famous ceramic industry and persuaded me we will exempt from next year the industrial processes for the industry and others from the climate change. [cheering and applause] [laughter] >> for the we will this year sign contracts for the commissioning relief, the expectations of which is already increasing investment. i want britain to tap to new sources of local energy like shale gas. i'm introducing a tax -- including a shale gas field allowance to promote early investment. shale gas is part of the future and we'll make it happen. we can help companies grow and succeed by wilding infrastructure, backing the local, and supporting successfu
energy cost grants programs that go to subsidize electricity bills in two states -- alaska and hawaii. alaska and hawaii. $5 million -- $5.9 million for the usda's economic impact initiative grants. now, the economic impact initiative grants have become slush funds for local governments to do such things as rehab an exercise room, renovate a museum on the pacific island of palau, and buy kitchen equipment for city government offices. now i'd like to talk a bit about defense spending. and this is probably the most painful part of my comments. and i will explain why later on. defense spending includes over $6 billion, $6 billion in unrequested or unauthorized funding for programs for the department of defense. at a time when the department of defense is facing the impact of sequestration on top of the $487 billion in cuts directed by the president, we can't afford to spend a single taxpayer dollar on programs that are not a priority for the defense department and our national security. the following things are beginning to happen now that the department of defense is under sequestration
cannot control are the costs of health care and the cost of energy. we can control the impact on reforming the cost of health care through obamacare. now, why do i say that? first of all, if you don't have it, you get sick, you go to the emergency room. you go to the emergency room. do you know what the average cost of an emergency room visit is? $1,000. do you know what a primary care doctor gets? 40d. now, what is wrong with that picture? 40d, not $400 by the time -- time -- $40, not $400 by the time all of it is taken out. i want to bring to your attention a fantastic documentary that was on cnn on sunday night. it was called saving the fire or rushing through the fire. it was a complete two-hour documentary from cnn. not some lefty think tank or nothing like the institute of medicine. this was a cnn documentary on the cost of health care and how the system that we have now increases cost but does not increase or improve health comps. i'm not going to argue all those dynamics here today, but if we really want to lower the cost of health care, we want to have president obama
had spent a lot of time and a lot of energy and everett making sure -- effort making sure that scott walker and ron johnson won that primary. but that was our decision. and i wouldn't have appreciated the national party coming in and telling the state of wisconsin, now, wait a minute, i don't know about scott walker, i think we're going to go with mark newman. well, that's ridiculous. and that's the point. it's not that we want to handcuff ourselves, it just isn't practical, and i don't think it's right. >> governors have gone on to become some of the most significant republican presidents in the last century, nixon, reagan, bush. is the party doing enough to support the rising star governors once they get past that state endorsement process? >> well, i mean, that's the plan for 2013 and 2014. um, i know that state parties sure do a lot of work and, obviously, the rga does. you know, we have a different party too. i mean, you know, i don't know, 15, 20 years ago maybe more there budget an nrcc, there wasn't 10, 20 different super pacs and 527s. we have a big group of organizations th
's so much negative energy for opponents of the aca. when it's attack of the benefits. not everybody knows it's a good thing. we want people to sign up right away. talking to community-based organizations is one of federal resources, but they will not be a perfect plane handed to you on a silver platter. don't wait. you need to do what you can come to seek out resources, but don't wait until it comes to you. you need to go do it. [inaudible] >> one of the things were trying to do is pass a lot of the information being put up hhs but at the fingertips because it's been well articulated that the cbo has a traditional role in helping people they serve good access to expanded programs and we need to put tools at their fingertips. the council sees itself in a transitional role for the federal government and people at the local level. in addition to that, the court may every year they bring in about 2500 to 3000 health care providers and the rest of the meeting that will occur less than 30 days to present programs begin enrollment to get all the folks in the aca. so you could leave new orl
to clean energy. let's clean up our act. let's save our children. save our grandparents. we're not talking about a remote possibility sometime in the near future. climate disruption is here. it's happening before our eyes. more american children are getting asthma and allergies. more seniors are suffering from heat strokes. let me tell you about what's happening in new york right now. we're seeing indications that extreme weather events like superstorm sandy are linked to health problems. do you know they've already given a name to a cough that has developed in that part of the country, locally known as the rockaway cough because it's in rockaway. the rockaways peninsula on long island, new york, was devastated by sandy. lives were lost. homes and businesses were destroyed. and now local residents are experiencing health problems from the flooding. coughing, it's a common symptom that health officials said could come from mold or the haze of dust and sand kicked up by the storm and demolition. if you listened to governor cuomo, what he said was these so-called 100-year storms are seen all
to produce very expensive fuel, shouldn't it at least happen through the the department of energy or some other environmental research-oriented institution? mr. inhofe: would the senator yield? mr. toomey: i would be happy to yield to the senator from oklahoma. mr. inhofe: we went through this on the armed services committee. is the senator aware that in one purchase, the administration forced the navy to buy 450,000 gallons of fuel at $29 a gallon -- you could buy it on the open market for $3. and secondly, i think you do know this because i heard you mention the department of energy -- when we formed the department of energy, they're supposed to do all this. but i would have to make one observation. as we have a president, an administration who's been cutting dramatically, and we're all concerned about what's happening to our military, our ability to defend ourselves, they do it in three quais ways. number one, they cut, number two, they delay. and number three, this is what we're getting to now -- they take the agenda -- his green agenda and put it not where it should be but under the
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